Turn Problems into Profits

Diana Barnum, Correspondent
Waste disposal problems can mount quickly, with labor, handling and transporting coordination and payment, landfill-tipping fees that seem to escalate and new material costs are only some of the ongoing issues facing waste-handling companies today.

Grasan KRH1010 with truck.

But recycling construction and demolition (C&D) debris can turn all of these problems into paying solutions with the right equipment. Two such popular pieces are the KR1515 Impactor Crushing Plant and the KR1010 Compact Rubble Plant from Grasan of Mansfield, Ohio.
“The KR1515, Grasan’s largest road-portable primary impact crushing plant, can be configured for concrete/asphalt recycling (side discharge) or crushing limestone (end discharge), providing reduction ratios as great as 30-to-1 in closed circuit,” said Carl Emigh of Carl Richards Creative Services.
The KR1515 features the Hazemag APPH impact crusher with a fully automatic, hydraulic cylinder system, providing increased crusher capacity (up to 600 tph), smoother operation and more uniform products.
Crusher adjustments have been simplified; no tools are needed. The crusher inlet is 45-inches high to handle larger sizes of debris. A hydraulic moveable inlet base helps clear jams. And a hydraulic inlet hood secured with wedge pins makes for easy opening and closing. A grizzly bypass chute easily keeps or rejects undersize material. And sideliners in the crusher have been reduced from seven to three standardized shapes, reducing spare parts’ inventories.
All multi-blocks have been made interchangeable. The Grasan KR1515 is available with diesel or electric power. It includes a skid-on, skid-off hopper and six independent hydraulic support legs, easy set-up and teardown operation. No crane required.

Grasan KRH1515 Impact Crusher Plant.
Photos courtesy of Grasan

Power is the name of the game and the KR1515 packs a wallop with its ability to handle more than 500 tons of concrete per hour, yet leaving steel completely clean. Cost-conscious clients say they can run up to 700 tph of limestone through the impactor, outdistancing a jaw by several hundred tons per hour.
“The Grasan KR1515 receives high marks for its power and productivity,” said Norman Cole of Cole Consultants Inc. in Cleveland, a heavy equipment engineer and private consultant to OEMs on quarry and mining equipment. “It has earned a reputation for dependability and low-maintenance needs.”
The quick turnaround time for setup, operation and teardown are notable Grasan features, with the ability to move from one worksite to another and be up and operating in less than a day.
Another outstanding Grasan trademark is the company’s willingness to customize its equipment.
“Not a lot of manufacturers of quarry and mining equipment want to be bothered with the time and expense in accepting custom orders,” said Neil Pontagne, a retired equipment designer and now a freelance writer for OEM publications. “Grasan does it and customers appreciate their quality of design and the equipment’s production capabilities. They just don’t put on a few bells and whistles; their reputation is they provide quality innovations and designs and really work closely with their customers to give them what they want.”
One piece of equipment that clients are snapping up is Grasan’s KR1010 Compact Rubble Plant, is only 12’ 6” high, 8’ 6” wide, and 45’ long. Designed for small-to-medium size jobs in cramped urban areas, it sets up in 15 minutes, processing concrete and asphalt debris at up to 150 tons per hour. It features the six-cylinder, 8.1-liter John Deere 6081A diesel engine, developing 240 hp at 1800 rpm. An exhaust silencer quiets the operation.
A Hazemag APSE 1010/Q primary impactor crusher has a 25” high by 40”-wide feed opening with hinged inlet hood, hinged split housing, adjustable aprons and large access door. Easy access to crusher and engine is available through the operator’s station and service walkway.
The vibrating grizzly feeder is a heavy-duty Seco 42” by 14’ with a direct-coupled 30 hp hydraulic motor for variable speed control. Fine material can be removed by a bypass section or optional reject belt. A 36” by 30’ with 8” discharge conveyor boasts a channel frame and tubular cross members.
For more information about turning C&D problems into profits, contact Grasan, 440 South Illinois Avenue, Mansfield, Ohio 44907-1809. Call: (419) 526-4440, or fax inquiries to: (419) 524-2176. E-mail inquiries to: grasan@grasan.com.